Newbie needs some guidance
I have been using a shell account on a Freebsd server for a couple of years to do some simple things. I decided to install Ubuntu Linux tonight on my home computer in a spare partition. It is up and running (Yea!!!)
My question is...How do I install a program like xmms (medial player)? I downloaded a tar.gz file and extracted it, but when I try to "Install", nothing happens. I tried to open a terminal and follow the directions
but when I do the configure, I get a message telling me...
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
I thought that to install a unix, a c compiler would get installed by default?
Also, with freebsd, to install a program, I would go to /usr/ports ... and make install etc.... What is the equivalent method for installing on linux if doing it via the shell?
Thanks in advance... Mike